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2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Tuesday, July 02, 2019 to Thursday, July 04, 2019

$10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship (Event #72)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,109,200
  • Entries: 118
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:12 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Reese Newell95,000
Terrence Chan80,00020,000
Anthony Zinno60,000
Yuri Dzivielevski60,000
Katherine Fleck54,300-12,700
Josh Arieh49,400-10,600
Eric Froehlich43,000-17,000
Nick Pupillo41,600-32,400
Michael Moore40,000-20,000
Joe McKeehen36,700-23,300
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 5:58 PM Local Time
Deeb Off to a Fast Start

Shaun Deeb was under the gun against Juha Helppi, who defended his big blind and check-called the first two streets on a       board. On the river, he checked and tank-folded to a final bet from Deeb, who has turned his 60,000 into over 80,000 in a hurry.

At other tables, notable regs Brock Parker and James Chen have taken seats.

Shaun Deeb85,00025,000
Juha Helppi75,00011,000
Brock Parker60,000
James Chen60,000
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 5:56 PM Local Time

Phil Hui was big blind on       and put in a check-raise against Eric Panayiotou, who bet in middle position. Panayiotou put in a third bet, giving Hui pause.

"Whoops," he said.

About 20 seconds later, he called, but Panayiotou had run out perfect with   .

Eric Panayiotou72,000
Phil Hui30,500-12,600
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 5:43 PM Local Time
Witteles Outkicks Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu was in middle position and bet every street on a       runout. Todd Witteles called him down from the small blind, and his    prevailed at showdown as Negreanu had an inferior kicker with   .

Todd Witteles85,000-6,600
Daniel Negreanu58,900-16,100
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 5:38 PM Local Time
Post-Break Arrivals
Alan Myerson60,00060,000
Raul Paez60,00060,000
Shaun Deeb60,00060,000
Benny Glaser60,00060,000
Mark Gregorich60,00060,000
Ray Henson60,000
Andrew Kelsall60,000
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 5:29 PM Local Time
Hui Sliding

Katherine Fleck bet from the cutoff on     and Phil Hui called from the small blind, while two others folded. On the   turn, Hui check-called again, but both players checked the   river, with Fleck's    taking it.

Then, Hui three-bet in the cutoff when Justin Tazelaar opened hijack for a raise. Tazelaar peeled and check-raised the    . Both players checked the   and the river was a  . Tazelaar bet again and received a quick call but his    was a winner.

Katherine Fleck67,0007,000
Justin Tazelaar47,000
Phil Hui43,100-16,900
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 5:01 PM Local Time
Akkari Value Owns Self Before Break

Andre Akkari check-raised against Nick Pupillo on      and the American player peeled. The river was a   and Akkari bet. Pupillo called and Akkari showed    for top pair, but it was no good against   .

Players are on their first break of the day.

Nick Pupillo74,00010,000
Andre Akkari52,000-8,000
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 4:59 PM Local Time
Wasserson Sees a Perfect Flop

Eric Wasserson three-bet when Toru Wakamatsu opened second to act. A player on the button called and it was three to the     flop. Wasserson bet again and got action in both spots. The board paired with the   and Wasserson bet again. Only Wakamatsu came along this time, and he also check-called the   river.

Wasseron had    for a boat.

Eric Wasserson66,0006,000
Toru Wakamatsu55,500
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 4:44 PM Local Time
Painter Recovering

James Painter, in an earlier event.

Jameson Painter went on a tough run in the early going, it appears, as he was down to under half of a starting stack during the course of a recent hand when he three-bet in the cutoff and his opponent on his right four-bet preflop. Painter peeled and called a bet on    . He raised on the   turn and his opponent reraised. Painter put in four bets and then bet the   river.

After his opponent called, Painter won showdown with    for a set, with his neighbor flashing   .

Jameson Painter43,000-17,000
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 4:42 PM Local Time
Level 2 Arrivals
Josh Arieh60,000
Matthew Gonzales60,000
Chris Vitch60,000
Eric Froehlich60,000
Andre Akkari60,000
Katherine Fleck60,000
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 4:27 PM Local Time
Pupillo Gets Two Streets

Nick Pupillo raised early and got action from Moshe Kramer in the small blind. Pupillo bet the     flop and the   turn before checking back on the   river. His    was good for the pot.

Nick Pupillo64,000
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 4:22 PM Local Time
Bardah Can't Beat Sevens

Gregory Back raised on the button and Ronnie Bardah called in the small blind. Bardah check-called flop and turn bets on      . Both players checked the river and Back simply tossed in his   , which was a winner.

Gregory Back65,0001,500
Ronnie Bardah55,000-5,000
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 4:05 PM Local Time
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:59 PM Local Time
More Level 1 Grinders

Here are a few more who have been seated from the beginning, all of whom count bracelet wins among their poker successes.

Kevin Song60,00060,000
Michael Moore60,00060,000
Ronnie Bardah60,000
Todd Witteles55,000-10,000
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:58 PM Local Time
Enter the Champ

Phil Hui

OK, not the defending champ, perhaps, but a champ nonetheless. Phil Hui, winner of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship for just under $1.1 million has grabbed a seat at Table 427. Hui has showed off his limit prowess before, not just in the PPC, but also with a second-place finish in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. in 2017.

He'll be a player to keep tabs on as the $10K Limit Hold'em Championship rolls on.

Phil Hui60,00060,000
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:51 PM Local Time
Backing into Top-Top

Eric Wasserson opened under the gun, Reese Newell three-bet and Gregory Back cold-called. Wasserson made it three to the     flop and Newell fired again. Everyone stuck around and the   checked through. The river was a   and Wasserson checked. Newell bet, Back raised and Wasserson folded. Newell called but mucked to   .

Gregory Back63,500
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:33 PM Local Time
Helppi Flops It

Four players saw a     flop for three bets apiece. Juha Helppi, who had opened under the gun, bet the flop and only the small blind called. On the   turn and   river, the small blind check-called again. Helppi showed he didn't need the river as he held   .

Juha Helppi64,0004,000
Eric Wasserson60,000
Terrence Chan60,000
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:20 PM Local Time
Big Pot to Negreanu Early

On a     flop, Daniel Negreanu put in a raise on the button after a bet from the cutoff. The player in the hijack made it three bets, the cutoff made it four, and Negreanu called. The hijack called as well and action checked to Negreanu on the  . He bet and the hijack raised. The cutoff tank-folded and Negreanu called. On the   river, the hijack bet, Negreanu raised and the hijack called.

Negreanu showed    for top set.

"Good river," he said when someone told him nice hand. "I think he had jacks beat."

Daniel Negreanu75,00015,000
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:14 PM Local Time
Level 1 Grinders
Stuart Rutter60,000
Juha Helppi60,000
Sean Yu60,000
Eric Kurtzman60,000
Joe McKeehen60,000
Jameson Painter60,000
Daniel Negreanu60,000
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 2:10 PM Local Time
Welcome to Day 1 of Event #72: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship


Just one day away from the $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event, there's a little appetizer in store for players willing to pony up $10K for the limit variety. It's time for Day 1 of Event #72: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship.

Like all of the $10,000 championship events, the $10K Limit Hold'em will start players off with 60,000 in tournament chips and see them play 10 levels lasting an hour apiece with no dinner break. Play begins with limits of 500/1,000 and continues up through a double level of 3,000/6,000.

No re-entry is allowed in this event, so players only get one shell each.

Last year, Scott Seiver topped a field of 114 for $296,222, joined by likes of Anthony Zinno and Dan Zack at the final table. Previously Joe McKeehen won it in 2017. Like all of the $10Ks, plenty of poker's stars are expected to turn out for the min-betting extravaganza.

Stay tuned to PokerNews to find out how Day 1 develops.